Paper metering systems maximize production while reducing labor costs by automatically feeding the shredder at a constant and consistent rate. They ensure the paper flow never exceeds a predetermined, adjustable, thickness which reduces jamming and ensures the output conveyor is continually full of shredded paper. Paper metering systems dramatically reduce operator involvement thereby freeing them up to perform other tasks.
Paper metering systems are utilized with Series 3, 4, or 5 industrial paper shredders. A metal detector can be added to the shredder to quickly shut it down before the destructive metal reaches the cutters, causing jamming and/or cutter breakage. This avoids costly repairs and valuable downtime while allowing this hands-off system to maximize shredding efficiency.
Paper sorting conveyors use foot pedal controls to keep the operator’s hands free, and the conveyor speed is adjustable. Sorting conveyors can also be used in conjunction with paper metering systems for high volume applications. They include a hinged, steel belt conveyor that allows the paper to fall and splash onto the sorting conveyor, causing it to spread out for easier sorting.
Paper sorting conveyors allow for the manual removal of contaminants, thereby creating significantly cleaner bales. They help get top dollar for your shredded paper, which is impacted by the bale’s purity because paper is graded according to its whiteness. Paper grades include, but are not limited to, mixed office paper, sorted office paper, and white ledger.